7th Annual Innopack Pharma Confex 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Paper-based packaging solution with integrated sealing functionality

In 2016, Sappi was the first manufacturer to launch an innovative packaging paper with integrated sealing functionality. This innovative and sustainable packaging solution generated a great deal of interest in the market and has gradually been developed further. Now Sappi is introducing Sappi Seal to the market, the second generation of this flexible packaging solution with improved sealing properties, which is also recyclable. It is designed to replace hot seal laminates made from plastic with materials containing a high proportion of renewable raw materials. Sappi Seal is single side coated and has been finished with a dispersion coating on the reverse side, which achieves good results with hot sealing.

Label Impressions, Inc. wins World Label Award and partners with Hybrid Software for innovative prepress tools

Label Impressions, Inc. a progressive label and packaging printer in Orange, California, has recently invested in a new prepress system with online customer collaboration and approval tools from Hybrid Software, reducing file preparation time and dramatically shortening the proofing cycle time for its customers.

Color-Logic certifies HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink

Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink for label and packaging applications.  Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Silver ink on the HP Indigo 6900 press, when used with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, yields great advantages for brands requiring labels or shrink film packaging.  Combining the two technologies produces as many as 250 metallic colors and a virtually unlimited variety of decorative effects for enhancing and protecting products."

Sanfaustino Label invests in Nilpeter MO-4 for production of superior, value-adding labels in Brescia

As part of the Italian Gruppo Sanfaustino, specialized in products and services related to the label and packaging sector. Sanfaustino Label has been providing solutions within the Wine & Spirits, Food Industry and Personal Care for over thirty years. The father of the five Frigoli brothers, who manage the company today, founded the company in 1957. Since 1999, Poligrafica San Faustino SPA is a Milan-listed company with an annual Group turnover of approx. 50M Euros.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Flex Films develops unique polyester film proving that "Soft is the New Strong"


Polymeric films with satin soft surface, yet strong and durable are a dichotomy. But not anymore! Flex Films - the global film manufacturing arm of Uflex has developed an innovative bi-axially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film with a unique velvety and luxurious surface at its manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown Kentucky in the United States. The new soft touch film FlexPet F-STF exhibits exceptional scratch, heat and scuff resistance which has been a serious need-gap in the industry for flexible substrates. The surface is self-healing from most scuffing and is optimally durable.

BST eltromat South East Asia at the first Labelexpo in South East Asia

BST eltromat South East Asia, a subsidiary of BST eltromat International, is proud to be showing their wide product range for quality assurance systems for web processing industries at the first Labelexpo South East Asia 2018. The exhibition will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 10 to 12. Visitors are welcome to see a selection of products for the label market and can talk with specialists from BST eltromat South East Asia on booth F25.

The company will show the latest generation of web monitoring systems, the PowerScope 5000. This web monitoring system offers greatly improved image quality compared to previous solutions. It is a remarkably compact but powerful system, which provides the operator with clear, sharp images of the printed product. With multiple standard features and options such as a touch panel controller, dual-touch touchscreen and back flash lighting, the PowerScope 5000 offers true versatility and flexibility. The system is suitable for narrow or wide web applications and it is available in a manual or motorized camera versions.

Label Summit Latin America 2018 announces Mexico conference speakers

Well-known brands, key suppliers and top label and package industry stakeholders will gather for a comprehensive conference program hosted at Label Summit Latin America for its 2018 return to Guadalajara, Mexico. Hosted 24-25 April at Expo Guadalajara, the 2018 Label Summit is the region’s largest dedicated event for the label and package printing industry. The two-day conference program will arm visitors with the skills to improve productivity, create higher value products and retain a more robust workforce. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gallus Group integrates with Heidelberg USA to provide full product portfolio from single source

As of April 1, 2018, Gallus will be fully integrated with the Heidelberg USA team in order to increase market coverage and efficiency in sales and service. With this transition, Gallus customers will have access to the entire product and service portfolios of both companies from a single source. Customers will be able to retain their existing sales and service contacts with Gallus and continue to benefit from the specialist industry expertise, but they will also now have the comprehensive know-how of Heidelberg and the industry’s largest service network at their fingertips.

7th Annual InnoPack Pharma Confex 2018

 7th Annual InnoPack Pharma Confex 2018

7th Annual InnoPack Pharma Confex 2018

 7th InnoPack Pharma Confex

7th Annual InnoPack Pharma Confex 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pidilite Industries and Germany's Jowat SE enter into collaboration

Pidilite Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of adhesives in India, has entered into collaboration with Jowat SE, a German family-owned enterprise and one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesives worldwide. As part of the collaboration, Pidilite will now exclusively handle sales and distribution of the entire range of Jowat adhesives in India and other neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In addition to this, the two companies have also entered into a technical collaboration encompassing the high growth, specialised category of Hot Melt adhesives. This will provide a comprehensive range of Thermoplastic Hot Melt adhesives for use in several industrial, and modular and other wooden furniture segments.

Mr. Bharat Puri, Managing Director, Pidilite Industries Limited, said, “The collaboration is in line with Pidilite’s ambitions to continuously improve its already strong market position in all the segments where it is present, and especially in adhesives. Pidilite’s leading presence in several consumer product segments, with hugely popular brands, is complemented by a large range of industrial products, developed and marketed to meet specific requirements in the country. The synergies between Jowat and Pidilite in terms of product range, customer segments served and technologies deployed are clear and visible. Both companies together are uniquely placed to capitalise on the healthy prospects for growth in the segments targeted.”

Mr. Klaus Kullmann, Member of the Board of Directors of Jowat SE, said, “We see a strong platform for sustained growth through collaboration with Pidilite. Jowat has pioneered the development of several high end adhesive products, and has constantly undertaken development work at the cutting edge of adhesive technology. The company’s core competence lies in innovation in both technology and R&D, and in delivering outstanding technical service to customers. There is an excellent value match between Pidilite and Jowat to meet the future needs of customers for quality products in all high-growth segments such as furniture, packaging, automotive, and textile, among others, where specialised adhesives are used.”

The collaboration is for the long term, and leverages the well-known strengths and capabilities of the two companies. It aims to provide best-in-class technology and products to customers, comprising of manufacturers of furniture and varied industrial products with requirement of adhesives.

Pidilite Industries Limited is a leading manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, construction chemicals, craftsmen products, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) products and polymer emulsions in India. The company’s product range also includes paint chemicals, automotive chemicals, art materials and stationery, fabric care, maintenance chemicals, industrial adhesives, industrial, textile resins and organic pigments & preparations. Most of the company’s products have been developed through strong in-house R&D. The company’s principal brand Fevicol has become synonymous with adhesives to millions in India. The brand is ranked amongst the most trusted brands in the country. Some of the company’s other major brands are M-Seal, Fevikwik, Fevistik, Roff, Dr. Fixit, Fevicryl, Motomax and Hobby Ideas. The company’s strong presence in several consumer product segments is matched by a focused presence in several important categories of industrial products.

Jowat SE with headquarters in Detmold is one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesives. These are mainly used in woodworking and furniture manufacture, in the paper and packaging industry, for graphic arts, in the textile, automotive as well as in the electrical industry. The company was founded in 1919 and has manufacturing sites in Germany in Detmold and Elsteraue, plus four other producing subsidiaries, Jowat Corporation in the USA, Jowat Swiss AG, Jowat Manufacturing in Malaysia, and the Jowat Universal Adhesives Australia Pty. Ltd. in Australia. The supplier of all adhesive groups is manufacturing over 90,000 tons of adhesives per year, with around 1.100 employees. A global sales structure with 22 subsidiaries plus partner companies is guaranteeing local service with close customer contact.

Mark Andy hosts successful digital preview event


Building on the excitement of the recent Digital Series HD debut, Mark Andy is proud to announce a successful preview event of the hybrid label press in San Diego, California. The product showcase was held on March 14th at the company’s Digital Technology Center. The facility is the press manufacturer’s “digital hub”, where engineers who specialize in inkjet, workflow, and programming have been based the past 7 years to support new product development on the digital side of the business.

The attendee pool of the true hybrid press preview consisted of label business owners from the California area, as well as industry-members attending the annual TLMI Converter Meeting earlier in the week. Attendees received an exclusive sneak peek of the press prior to this week’s global launch and enjoyed networking opportunities with other converters and Mark Andy specialists.

The highlight of the event was a print demonstration led by Mark Andy’s West Coast Digital Sales Manager, Ralph Boer. Seasoned Print Technician, Joel Panhorst, ran 17 SKUs on 3 unique substrates- clear PP, white BOPP, and an estate paper in under 14 minutes. All jobs were printed at full speed of 240 fpm and used Extended Gamut printing at Mark Andy’s UV inkjet quality standard of 1200 dpi. Additionally, a job made use of a flexo station directly following the digital print engine to apply a metallic flexographic spot that cannot be reproduced digitally. Proving hybrid versatility, this deck was then used to apply a varnish to a subsequent job with rapid changeover.

Building off the success of its’ predecessor’s 2017 FTA Award Win, Digital Series HD is Mark Andy’s commercial approach to label production. Able to profitability support short to mid run lengths, Digital Series HD is highly configurable and versatile. The press is modular- built to support 5 through 8 digital print head options, as well as integrated in-line or near-line finishing configurations. This is made possible by Mark Andy’s future-proof converting platform.

Those interested in experiencing the new press - can request demos at the OEM’s global headquarters in Saint Louis, MO or at the San Diego Digital Technology Center. In regards to global reach, the press will also be available for demonstrations in Mark Andy’s Polish demo center in June. The machine will accompany the Performance Series, Digital One, Rotoflex finishing technologies, and other new innovations on stand at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

Joe Calmese, Vice President, Digital, Mark Andy reflects on the event’s success, providing “Digital Series HD isn’t Mark Andy’s first pass at digital. It’s built on years of success and our Engineering group’s expertise in UV inkjet. A lot of work went into this launch and i’m incredibly proud of where our digital business is to date.”

“Our digital footing is stronger than ever. We have over 90 hybrid presses in production, and anticipate that number to grow significantly as more members of the print community see the undeniable productivity gains of the technology.” concludes Calmese.